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Title: Andrew S. Whittell, Ontario to William Hunter, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWhittell, Andrew S/48
SenderWhittell, Andrew S.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfruit farmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBarrie, Ontario, Canada
RecipientHunter, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1441/18: Presented by Mrs. R. J. Spence, The Lodge, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9409253
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:09:1994.
Word Count438
TranscriptBarrie, Ont [Ontario?] -
October 1st 1889

Willm [William?] Hunter Esq

Dear Sir -
I have been thinking
over & over again whether I
answered your last letter or
not _ if not I am sorry for
this apparent neglect _ but this
last while back has been a
very busy time & very little
spare time _ which must plead
my excuse _ I have little news
to give _ The Harvest is over
& I bilieve [believe?] on an average is good
over the Country _ I am as I
expected short _ but hope to
make it up next year _ as I
told you I have gone more into
fruit & every year more will
or ought to bring me more [proceeds?]
_ I do not think you will
get many American apples
this year. the crop is so short
Plums were plentiful & sold high
but my fruit are just beginning
to bear _ I have still a good
deal of work to be done _
putting out young stock _ pruning
bushes, preparing for winter
and so on _ My health is not
good And I suffer sometimes
a good deal & have to lie down
frequently for relieve [relief?] _ I am
thinking of going to Toronto
to consult a first class Dr.
altho [although?] I think it will be little
use _ The weather is very
wet & disagreeable and when
it clears I am afraid will bring
I was glad to see your health
was so much improved for me
it will continue The trying
time of the year at least to me
is coming on so you must take
care of yourself.
I hope you and Mr. Weir
will see that Mr. Venables makes
no unnecessary delay in finishing
up our business _ I had a
few lines from Mr. W. [Weir?] some time
ago & answered him. I have
not heard from him since _
I hope he is enjoying his holiday
There was a fearful accident
in Quebec you would see it
in the papers. A person that
has seen the city would wonder
how people could live in some
of the streets, with [divine?] [order?]
Rocks hanging right over them
I only saw it once the day I
sailed for Ireland. on my
return I arrived at 7 p.m &
left for Montreal & Toronto
by the midnight Train.
I hope your Niece is well
also yourself & all friends
My family are much as usual
[Ellen?] a slight cold she was
in Toronto on a visit during
the Exhibition and enjoyed
it much _
With best regards _
yours sincerely
Andw. [Andrew?] S. Whittell